e-Learning – The Benefits Explained

FINDINGS OF INDEPENDENT RESEARCH INTO BENEFITS OF E-LEARNING

•    Scalable
•    Capacity & Consistency
•    High Learning Retention
•    Time & Money Savings
•    Activity & ROI Measurements
•    Reduction of the Carbon Footprint
•    Flexibility

FINDINGS OF CAPITAL TUTORIALS RESEARCH TO 350 EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

•    Quality Assurance
•    VLE-hosted programmes (Moodle, Blackboard, Fronter, Frog etc.)
•    High Achievement Rates
•    Operational Benefits
•    User-friendliness
•    Variable Cohort Size
•    Curriculum Versatility
•    Ofsted Agenda
•    Financial Benefits

WHAT CENTRES CAN ACHIEVE WITH E-LEARNING

Quality Assurance

•    Learner Engagement (Interactivity & Bite-Sized Modules) 
•    Learner Success
•    97-100% First-Time Achievement
•    Retention
•    42 day
•    Internal Control via VLE
•    Measurable Outcomes via VLE
•    Consistency of Quality Assurance - All Cohorts
•    Variable Cohort Size No Minimum or Maximum
•    Differentiation
•    e-Learning Mapped to QAA & Ofqual-regulated provision  

Operational Benefits

•    Immediate ‘off-the-shelf’ solutions
•    No Preparation, Teaching or Marking
•    On-demand Offer
•    Distance Learning Availability
•    Flexibility for Modes of Delivery
•    Blended Learning & ‘Flipped Classroom’
•    Geographical Considerations

Learner Categories

•    16-19 Learners & Learners 19+
•    Apprenticeships & Traineeships
•    Pupils – Partner Schools (Learners 14-16)
•    Access to HE & HE Learners
•    Centre Staff for CPD
•    Job Centre Plus
•    NEETS

Curriculum Versatility

•    Tutorial Programmes
•    Induction Programmes
•    Enrichment
•    Additionality (GLH)
•    Work-based Learning
•    National Themed Days & Weeks (e.g. Safer Internet Day)
•    Cross-College Initiatives
•    Open Days
•    Taster Days
•    ‘Keep Warm’ Activities

Ofsted

•    Ofsted CIF (August 2015) §§166-167 ‘online learning’ Requirements
•    Ofsted Agenda Points (incl. Safeguarding, Green Agenda, Financial Literacy, Employability)
•    FELTAG Guidelines – ‘self-directed, independent, interactive e-Learning’

Financial Benefits

•    HR Savings
•    Savings in Logistic & Planning
•    Government SFA Funding
•    Section 96-listed qualifications
•    Full-cost Recovery Courses
•    Generation of Financial Surpluses

AIM Ofqual SFA-funded & Section 96 Units Available

•    Internet Safety
•    Equality & Diversity
•    Employment, Business and Enterprise    
•    Environmental Sustainability       
•    Healthy Lifestyles            
•    Personal Finances
•    Food Safety
•    Health & Safety in a Working Environment
•    Health & Safety in Construction

Non-Ofqual Units

•    e-Driver
•    Mental Health Issues

 

 

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